Emily Pilkerton

Just a girl who likes to hike and camp. Acute care PT from Birmingham, AL --> PCT thru hiker

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Cold Toes, Wet Clothes, Full Hearts

Cold Toes, Wet Clothes, Full Hearts

Washington. I’m speechless. It is truly difficult for me to put into words the majestic beauty of this state. Only one word really comes to mind.

Sep 18, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Oregon: The Vortex State

Oregon: The Vortex State

I blinked and I am done with Oregon. Oregon was short but so, so sweet. The forests are lush, the lakes are deep, and the elevation is less steep.

Aug 27, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
My 24 Hour Challenge Experience

My 24 Hour Challenge Experience

Sometime in Southern Oregon, my friends and I started talking about doing the 24 hour challenge. The goal of this challenge is to see how many miles

Aug 15, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
First State Down on the PCT

First State Down on the PCT

Northern California is under rated. Coming straight from the Sierra section my expectations for this next section was little to none. Boy was I

Aug 6, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Halfway There and Livin on a Prayer

Halfway There and Livin on a Prayer

I turned 27 on the PCT! We spent my birthday in South Lake Tahoe, riding around on scooters, laying out at the beach, and eating through the town.

Jul 20, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
10 Not So Fun Things About Hiking the PCT

10 Not So Fun Things About Hiking the PCT

The Pacific Crest Trail is majestically beautiful. It roams through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. I get to live in this

Jul 11, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Farewell Sierra, Hello NorCal

Farewell Sierra, Hello NorCal

Done with the Sierra already?? Time flies when you’re having fun, they say. They’re right. After two off days in town doing all the fun things

Jun 29, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Another Day, Another Mountain

Another Day, Another Mountain

Sierra mountains. Everyone always talks about how it is their favorite section. So beautiful. So grandiose. What they don’t tell you is how

Jun 15, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
First week of the Sierras

First week of the Sierras

Sierras. Wow. What a mind blowing experience. It’s difficult to describe in words, but I shall try. My friend from home, Tricia, met me in

Jun 5, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton
Done with the Desert(!!): Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows on the PCT

Done with the Desert(!!): Hiker Town to Kennedy Meadows on the PCT

I have learned many lessons these past couple of weeks. The most important being patience. Like most hikers, I consider myself invincible. Sprained

May 27, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton